This series represents ongoing coverage of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, state Veterans Home at King and veterans issues across the state. Our first investigative stories, "Neglecting Wisconsin's Vets" and "Disservice to Vets?", highlight spending patterns and concerns about veteran care at the agency. We continue to follow the story with updates, including new citations from the federal government, changes in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ratings at the King home and the responses from lawmakers and agency officials.

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The federal government has issued the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King seven more citations after conducting a complaint investigation there earlier this month.

The citations, from a complaint investigation on December 8, were issued to MacArthur Hall, one of four halls on King’s campus in Waupaca County. They come two weeks after the hall was downgraded from a five-star rating to a four-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, an independent federal agency that regulates and rates skilled nursing facilities.

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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Daniel Zimmerman, just over one month on the job, has reassigned the head of the King veterans home. The move comes as the home is being audited by the Legislature and while Gov. Scott Walker, in both his capital budget and biennial budget requests, has asked for more money to improve infrastructure and staffing there.

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